Screen Queensland in partnership with Screenworks presents an IN CONVERSATION panel discussion with the producers of locally filmed, Screen Queensland-supported Stan Original Documentary Revealed: Reefshot.
Produced by Queensland’s WildBear Entertainment, Reefshot tells the incredible true story of the modern-day race to protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change, and the conservationists, scientists, Traditional Owners and everyday citizens on the forefront of its protection.
Screen Queensland’s Acting CEO Dr Belinda Burns will facilitate a panel featuring Head of Stan Originals Amanda Duthie, CEO of WildBear Entertainment Michael Tear, CME Partners’ Chris Chard, and Indigenous Land & Sea Ranger Tarquin Singleton, to discuss the journey of bringing Revealed:Reefshot to stream on Stan — from its beginnings as a ‘proof of concept’ to its premiere in Cairns on Wednesday 31 May 2023.
Amanda Duthie will also discuss future program openings and content trends for Stan and offer advice on how to pitch your projects.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with Amanda Duthie, Michael Tear and Lisa O’Meara (CEO, Screenworks) the following morning on Thursday 1 June.
Stan Original Documentary Revealed: Reefshot is directed by Matt Tomaszewski and produced by Chris Chard for CME and Michael Tear for WildBear Entertainment. The film was supported by Screen Queensland’s Screen Finance Program with principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Stan and financial support from Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.
*Image courtesy of WildBear Entertainment and Stan
Riannon Del Favero
NQ Programs Manager, Screenworks
ABOUT SCREEN QUEENSLAND
Screen Queensland is the state government-owned agency, which invests in locally made films, series and games, and attracts international and interstate production and post-production. The agency runs career-building initiatives for practitioners around the state and supports film festivals and industry events such as Screen Forever and the AACTA Awards from 2024. Recently supported productions include Elvis, Thirteen Lives, Ticket to Paradise, Land of Bad, Boy Swallows Universe, Black Snow, Strait to the Plate, In Our Blood, True Spirit, Limbo, Nautilus, Bluey, and digital gamesUnpacking and My Little Pony: Mane Merge. Screen Queensland also operates Screen Queensland Studios, Brisbane, with a Cairns studio set to open in early 2024.
Screenworks is a registered charity that provides support, leadership and vision for the regional screen industries in Australia. The principal objective of Screenworks is to promote and advance the screen industry in regional, rural and remote Australia, with a focus on the industry cluster in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Their principal activities provide screen-related development and networking opportunities, programs and initiatives specifically designed to support people living in regional, rural and remote Australia. Screenworks is a home-grown not-for-profit, membership-based association managed by a board of volunteer directors that provide industry, management and screen industry knowledge and experience.